Super Simple Highlighter

Super Simple Highlighter

Adds highlights to text on web pages, and tries to restore them on subsequent visits.

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What is Super Simple Highlighter?

Super Simple Highlighter is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 303,276 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.90, and is most similar to Weava Highlighter - PDF & Web and Highlighter for Google Chrome™. The latest version, 4.0.3, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
Version: 4.0.3 (Last updated: 2019-07-19)
Creation date: 2019-07-19
Manifest version: 2
  • clipboardWrite
  • tts
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • unlimitedStorage
  • webNavigation
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 442.37K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Super Simple Highlighter
Super Simple Highlighter (v4.0.4)
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This is an extension that can highlight text on a web page, in a variety of styles. The highlighted text can be summarised, either as snippets or as full text.

In addition, the extension remembers the location & content of each highlight, and **attempts**, not always successfully, to highlight the same passages of text the next time the page is loaded.

The current page's highlights are listed by clicking on the 'Pen' icon in the toolbar, along with other management functions, such as copying the highlight's text to the clipboard, or speaking the selected text. Further functions are available in the options page.

P.S. You can assign a keyboard shortcut to the creation of a highlight, use Chrome's built-in shortcut facilities, located in the menu of the main Extensions page.

P.P.S. This extension does not sync across devices, or make backups. Highlights, alongside the address of the page they were made on, live & die only on the computer they're made. When the extension is uninstalled, your highlights are also deleted. In addition, the data is not encrypted, so you shouldn't highlight sensitive information, such as passwords.

P.P.P.S. There are many reasons why highlights may not be restored when the page is reloaded, all of which are related to how the web site is operated, and are beyond my control. Please don't contact me about this, there is literally nothing I can do about it.
Risk impact

Super Simple Highlighter requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Super Simple Highlighter if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Super Simple Highlighter has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
设置完快捷键之后,完美! 虽然不像 Liner 可以多机共用,但基本功能已经完全满足了!
by QingJu Yao QingJu Yao, 2023-03-22

finally a highlighter that actually works!! if you have just downloaded it and have found it isnt working, just refresh the page... worked for me!
by madacine madacine, 2023-03-20

Works fine for me. I would have given it 5 stars except I can't figure out how to remove a highlight that I made in error.
by Linda Jenkinson Linda Jenkinson, 2023-03-19
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